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Winners of Toronto Indie Shorts

Toronto Indie Shorts focuses on independent arthouse short films of all genres and all artists working on short films from all over the globe.

The festival was created by a team of Canadian directors, producers, critics and film scholars from north of Toronto. The mission of the festival is to recognize and promote short films through the online monthly editions of Toronto Indie Shorts. It is with great pleasure for Toronto Film Magazine to share the latest winners of Toronto Indie Shorts.

Best Indie Short & Best Comedy:


Directors: Kate Robertson Pryor, David M. Weiss

Best Director & Best Cinematography:

Pap's Manifesto

Directors: Chris Danuser, Casey Clark

Best Documentary:

Countdown to Year Zero

Director Jane Velez-Mitchell

Honorable Mention Documentary:

Alaska Long Hunters

Director: Mark Rose

Best Unproduced Script:

Heavy Hitter

Writer: Liesel Galletly

Best Producer:

"My Train Leaves Tomorrow at 7 O'Clock"

Director: Konstantin Pivovar

Honorable Mention Indie Short & Best Short Film Actor:


Director: Maggie Levin

Best Short Film Actress:

Black Coffee

Starring: Charlotte Williams

Honorable Mention Comedy:

The Affair

Director: Victor Leonidis

Best Horror:

Thank You For Staying

Director: Ty Clancey

Best Indie Series:

By a Thread

Director Richy Ivy

Best Indie Music Video:

Wish We Were Older

Director: Patrick Shannon

Best Experimental:


Director: Fred Neuen

Best Experimental Animation:


Directors: Margie Kelk, Lynne Slater

Honorable Mention Experimental:


Director: Kostiantyn Mishchenko

Best Student Film:


Director: Travis Patten

Best Canadian Student Film:

Room Service

Director: Junyeong Kim

Best Youth Actor:

Jacob C. Schultz


Best Youth Actress:

Julia Orff

The Dirty Hands Man

Best Composer/Music in Film:

Babylon: Ghetto, Renaissance, and Modern Oblivion

Jessica Gould


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